Sun, November 4th, 06:00 PM
Material Religion as a New Mode of Literacy: Toward an Interfaith Museum Exhibit
How can we learn about religious pluralism and interfaith collaboration through art, artifacts, and objects? This seminar will use the just-launched traveling museum exhibit on California’s religious history as a pedagogical tool. The exhibit details stories of under-represented religious communities and individuals that have shaped the Golden State, highlighting interfaith collaboration and tensions. While the exhibit focuses on California, the seminar allows participants to explore how materials offer a new literacy, one that dismantles notions upholding patriarchy and dominance. Participants will reflect on their own “sacred materials” and access an alternative pedagogy to current ways of building religious literacy.